xxxHOLiC Wallpaper: Red Essence

CLAMP, Production I.G, xxxHOLiC, Yuuko Ichihara Wallpaper
CLAMP Mangaka Production I.G Studio xxxHOLiC Series,OVA Yuuko Ichihara Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Wow I haven't vectored in a long long time... Anyway, decided to do an xxxHolic vector (my first one ^^) for a change, after seeing this vector on deviantART.

Scan used for Yuuko: Midsummer Night's Dream - Yuuko by Marissa
Yuuko herself didn't take too long (even though her hair is pain), what really took forever are those CLAMP swirls in the background that I vectored from various xxxHolic scans. I really admire Clamp for being able to draw those swirlies...

I really like doing monochromatic stuff, it's fun and challenging. I actually started this out in purple, because Yuuko is seen with purple a lot as well. Then I started colouring Yuuko's clothing to test it out, and kinda liked the results. So I made a few alternate versions:

Purple with white
Purple with colour
Red with colour

Which one do you like best?

And yes, this is wide-screen, because I want to be able to use it :) If you want non-wide-screen version, PM me or something.

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[Edit]: Changed name to "Red Essence", thanks to entity1660 for the suggestion! :)

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  1. pamkips Jan 07, 2007

    it's awesome, I love the simplicity it has
    and the vectoring is just fab, nicely done ~

  2. SakuraShirayuki Jan 07, 2007

    i like this version best ^^ even through the other red version is nice as well ^^
    mah! me favs it! XD
    oh! it's so simple but wonderful

  3. eternallegend Jan 07, 2007

    everything is vectored really well :) i like the simple look of the background and the swirls are a nice touch :D i like the different shades you used and how everything seems to blend and fit together really well :) lovely wall ^^

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator Jan 07, 2007

    OMG, Clamp swirls are insane x_x
    I love the colors you chose. Neat vector as well, great job!

  5. entity1660 Jan 07, 2007

    Hrmmm...Naming works are always the hardest for me...How about "Red Essence"? Just a suggestion. On the vector, I think it's very pretty (and my favorite color is red =3) I agree, the smoke does look difficult to vector. Hopefully my XXXHolic vector will turn out great as yours. =3

  6. enchantment Jan 07, 2007

    wow, this looks great :) i love the smoke you did :D and shes vectored really nicely as well :) nice and neat :D lovely wall~^^

  7. Lucciola Jan 08, 2007

    Wow nice vectoring,

  8. alterlier Jan 08, 2007

    oh nice, nice I like the red with colour more though, a distracting vector is how I will call this...it may seem simple but then as a desktop you start to define all the lines in the swirls that actually as smoke from her pipe

  9. rollingmreg Jan 08, 2007

    It is the atmosphere that is good with two colors mainly.

  10. Odeena Jan 08, 2007

    o.O Wow, you vectored Yuuko... You've totally got my respects for that. Yuuko's hair is a nightmare, that's what I keep hearing from everyone who's vectored a picture of her.

    As for the monochromatic versions, I like the blue one best. Blue's my fave color ever.

  11. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 09, 2007

    ohoho...that's sexy!
    Really stylish vector Rose!
    Yeah...clamp smoke is evil, you know...i've vectored yuuko before and her hair is not that bad...for me is kinda easy, since it doesn't have darktones or highlights, plain black only
    Talking 'bout black, i think it would be cool a black and white version.
    Anyway, nice one!
    Keep it up :)

  12. Electrastar Jan 14, 2007

    My favorite is the red with color version, although all three versions are really cool. Nice simple and clean, perfect for anybody who doesn't like overcrowded wallpapers.

  13. moonlightdreamer Jan 15, 2007

    ohh it's rather red but very, very nice. Well done you!

  14. moonescape Jan 17, 2007

    I see what you mean. I agree! I admire the swirlies that CLAMP makes. The backgorund quite simple, but not too plain. It's really clean though. :) I still admire your vectoring. Actually I like the Red with color version more because Yuuko in here maybe too plain. Though still purple can looks pretty too. :) Well done again! ^.^

    Plus I agree with entity1660, that the title Red Essence suits very well with the wallpaper. Luckily you didn't put text for the title on your wallpaper. :D

  15. UchihaTaijiya Feb 13, 2007

    Awesome and sexy!
    Thanks for sharing! ^^

  16. overbond Mar 15, 2007

    very nice... somehow, remember me of the "mushishi" anime... hehe... :D... and yes, wide is waaay better!

  17. ftama Mar 06, 2010

    Very nice vector! Thanks for sharing :D

  18. Billalunna Mute Member May 14, 2010

    it's awesome, I love the simplicity it has
    and the vectoring is just fab, nicely done ~

  19. marcus90 Jul 17, 2010

    wow, wow! is so, so... clamp ^_

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